Diploma Programme Law

Curriculum (2020W)

Magistra/Magister der Rechtswissenschaften (Mag.iur)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Law

0421 Law

Study Code
UC 100

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Diploma Programme Law gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this diploma degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Diploma Programme Law, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2020W curriculum is currently valid for the Diploma Programme Law.

Information on the Curriculum (2020W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies 
available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following compulsory subjects must be passed:

  1. Introduction to Law (§7 no. 1) VO 4, 6 ECTS-Credits,
  2. Legal Methods and their Application (§7 no. 2) VO 2, 4 ECTS-Credits.

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to taking all further courses and examinations.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Subjects / Modules

The Diploma Programme Law consists of three parts, each of which is concluded with a diploma examination. 

First Diploma Examination (one semester - 32 ECTS-Credits)

This part conveys the fundamentals of law, the competent use of internet databases, and economic knowledge that is important for legal professions. The subject "Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure" marks the entry into the area of current law.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Methods and their Application
  • Roman Private Law
  • History of Law
  • Practical course in Roman Private Law or the History of Law

Second Diploma Examination (five semesters - 145 ECTS-Credits)

This is the core part of the study programme. Teaching focuses on the material that is essential for legal activities.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Private Law and Private International Law
  • Corporate Law, Company Law and the Law of the Capital Market
  • Civil Procedure
  • Labour and Social Law
  • Theory of States, Theory of Constitutions and Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Sciences and Administrative Law
  • Financial Law
  • European Law
  • Public International Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Philosophy, Theory and Methods of Law
  • Practical courses from three different subjects according to No. 1 to 10
  • Seminar from one of the subjects according No 1 to11 und §7 No  3 and 4
  • AG Working Group for Academic Legal Writing

Third Diploma Examination (two semesters - 63 ECTS-Credits)

Subject baskets:

  • Judiciary – Legal Practice
  • Administration
  • Law and Economics
  • Employment, Social Affairs, Living
  • European Law and Public International Law
  • Foreign Law and Law Comparison
  • Italian Law
  • Law and Digitisation
  • Legal Professional Skills

Individual elective subjects

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/es-informatik/

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 29.4= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 26.6
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 24.2
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 19.8
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

First Diploma Examination

Second Diploma Examination

Examination Dates (in German only)

First Diploma Examination

Second Diploma Examination

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Niedermayr

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Alexander Koch, LL.M.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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